Today’s doenjang jjigae is a little different from what you find on a daily basis at most Korean restaurants and homes. This is Baek Jong Won’s special “home secret” recipe that he noted on his TV show. Instead of the common tofu and pork based stew, this version uses thinly sliced beef and a ton of radish that can be enjoyed like a soup or like a sauce on top of rice! The radish adds an extra oomph of flavor to the soup base that makes it more “siwonhae” 시원해 which means refreshing!
This is great for that day you run out of tofu at home! It’s a great variation to add into a standard rotation of stews at home. It definitely has a different soup flavor even though it uses the same “doenjang”.
Enjoy! and then of course a few excerpts from the show!
slicing the radish
delicious taste testing!